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Cappella, Elise; Schwartz, Kate; Hill, Jennifer; Kim, Ha Yeon; Seidman, Edward – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study evaluates the effect of attending a U.S. public middle or junior high school as compared with a K-8 school on eighth graders' academic and psychosocial outcomes. In a national sample, we conducted propensity score weighted regression analysis. Initial findings indicated that for eighth-grade students, attending a middle or junior high…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Academic Achievement, Competence
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Tu, Kelly M.; Spencer, Clayton W.; El-Sheikh, Mona; Erath, Stephen A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined the prospective association between peer victimization and subjective sleep quality among typically developing early adolescents. At Time 1 (T1), participants included 123 youth (50% boys; X-bar age = 12.03 years; 58.5% European American, 35% African American), along with one parent and teacher. Youth, parents, and teachers…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Bullying, Sleep, Correlation
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Zhou, Nan; Buehler, Cheryl – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Although the assertion that marital hostility relates to higher levels of youth adjustment difficulties has been well established, few studies have examined cooperative marital conflict in relation to youth behavior problems. This study examined the main and moderating effects of cooperative marital conflict on youth behavior problems in a sample…
Descriptors: Marital Instability, Conflict, Behavior Problems, Correlation
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Nelson, Andrew A.; Brown, Christia Spears – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Sexualized gender stereotypes (SGS) are commonly endorsed by adolescent girls. These stereotypes include the notion that girls can enhance their social status by prioritizing their sexualized attractiveness, which necessitates downplaying other traits such as intelligence. According to the stereotype emulation hypothesis, a girl will be more…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Females, Social Influences, Student Motivation
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Salomon, Ilyssa; Brown, Christia Spears – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Social media use among adolescents continues to increase each year. This cross-sectional study explored how the amount of time spent using social media and the frequency of specific behaviors on social media, namely, behaviors that involve self-objectification, were related to body surveillance and body shame among a sample of early adolescents (N…
Descriptors: Social Media, Early Adolescents, Human Body, Self Concept
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Vaillancourt, Marie Claire; Oliveira Paiva, Alexandra; Véronneau, Marie-Hélène; Dishion, Thomas J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined the mediating effect of friends' characteristics (problem behavior and academic achievement) in the association between students' background (family and individual factors) and later academic adjustment, as operationalized by problem behavior and academic achievement. We recruited 998 participants in three public middle schools…
Descriptors: Friendship, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement
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Stroud, Catherine B.; Sosoo, Effua E.; Wilson, Sylia – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Nolen-Hoeksema proposed that rumination increases stressful events and circumstances; however, few studies have examined this question. Thus, we explored whether (a) rumination predicted increases in the generation of chronic and acute stress, (b) excessive reassurance seeking (ERS) mediated links between rumination and stress generation, (c)…
Descriptors: Females, Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Steiner, Kristina L.; Pillemer, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Life span developmental psychology proposes that the ability to create a coherent life narrative does not develop until early adolescence. Using a novel methodology, 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old participants were asked to tell their life stories aloud to a researcher. Later, participants separated their transcribed narratives into self-identified…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Autobiographies
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Borowski, Sarah K.; Zeman, Janice; Braunstein, Kara – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Best friend expected emotion socialization responses were examined as a potential explanation for the link between social anxiety and youths' friendship quality and dysfunctional emotion regulation (ER). A community sample of 202 young adolescents ([X-bar][subscript age] = 12.66; 52.5% girls, 75.7% White) within 101 same-sex, reciprocated best…
Descriptors: Friendship, Anxiety, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Bagci, Sabahat Cigdem – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study investigated whether perceived goal support from family and friends may moderate the relationship between academic self-efficacy and motivational outcomes among early adolescent students recruited from a low-middle socio-economic status (SES) background school in Turkey (N = 319, [X-bar][subscript age] = 13.13, SD = 0.80). Self-report…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Social Support Groups
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Kraft, Caroline; Mayeux, Lara – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study investigated the associations among peer status, friendship jealousy, and relational aggression in early adolescence, with a focus on peer status as a moderator of the association between relational aggression and friendship jealousy. Three hundred eighteen sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students completed a sociometric assessment…
Descriptors: Correlation, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Psychological Patterns
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Closson, Leanna M.; Watanabe, Lori – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Victimization has been primarily studied within the broader peer group, leaving other potentially important contexts, such as friendship cliques, unexplored. This study examined the role of popularity in identifying protective factors that buffer against victimization within early adolescents' (N = 387) friendship cliques. Previously identified…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Friendship, Early Adolescents
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Schachner, Maja K.; Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Noack, Peter – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Navigating between cultures in addition to developmental changes and challenges in early adolescence can be difficult. We investigated school, family, and ethnic group as conditions for acculturation and school adjustment among early-adolescent boys and girls. Analyses were based on 860 mostly second- and third-generation immigrant students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Early Adolescents
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Williams, Joanna L.; Hamm, Jill V. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examines concurrent and short-term longitudinal (i.e., academic year) relations between peer network racial/ethnic diversity and indicators of social and academic competence in a sample of African American, Latino, Native American, and White sixth-grade students attending rural schools (N = 481; 50% female). Results from two-level…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Peer Relationship, Racial Composition
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Papadakis, Jaclyn Lennon; Fuller, Anne K.; Brewer, Stephanie K.; Silton, Rebecca L.; Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study used daily diary methodology to examine the association between executive functions and daily mood, as mediated by daily coping, among low-income Latino adolescents. Fifty-eight middle school students (53% male, X-bar[subscript age] = 13.31 years, 95% Latino) completed baseline measures assessing demographic characteristics and…
Descriptors: Diaries, Low Income Groups, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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